• Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:26 PM | Anonymous

    The League for the Advancement of Northeast Storytelling (LANES) is holding its 35th annual Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference at the UMass Hotel & Conference Center in Amherst April 1-3.  Some of the best storytellers in the Northeast will be presenting.  The conference, which has the theme Storytelling in a Changing World, is for both advanced and aspiring storytellers.  Members of RILA might be interested in attending the conference, and LANES is offering members of RILA, who would be new members of LANES, free membership for those signing up for the full registration at the member price of $235.  The membership fee is normally $55.  Visit http://lanes.org/ for more details about the conference.

    If you are interested in attending the conference, please put the code (RILIB) after your last name and do not check off the membership box on your registration form so your free membership will be more easily flagged and set up.

  • Saturday, January 16, 2016 1:01 PM | Anonymous
    Salem library is well supported by the Salem community and Friends of the Salem Library.  The Town Librarian develops and implements library policy, proposes a yearly budget, manages staff and volunteers, oversees library facilities and acquisitions, submits state and local reports, stays current in library science and applies for grants.  The position is a 37-hour work week with benefits. The position requires a Master of Library Science with 3 or more years of experience required.  Please send resume with cover letter to lisa.jablonski@salemct.gov <mailto:lisa.jablonski@salemct.go> .  closing date January 25, 2016.  The Town of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:20 PM | Anonymous

    Attend a free public screening of the documentary film “Citzenfour” on Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 pm at Barrington Public Library. This Academy Award winning film is about whistleblower Edward Snowden and the documents he leaked in 2013 to two journalists that exposed the massive surveillance efforts of the NSA.


    Before the film, there will be a demo of Tor browser, featured in the documentary and used by Edward Snowden and journalists Laura Poitras and Glenn Greenwald. Tor network is a group of volunteer operated servers that allows people to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. The demo and time for Q&A will be led by Nima Fatemi of The Tor Project and The Library Freedom Project.


    The film is rated R and is 114 minutes in length. This free public screening is sponsored by Friends of Barrington Public Library and Rhode Island Library Association.


    Barrington Public Library is located at 281 County Road, Barrington, RI. Visit on the web atwww.barringtonlibrary.org or call 401-247-1920 or find on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram @BarringtonPLRI.
  • Monday, January 11, 2016 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    January 11-February 22

    It’s that time of year again! Along with the change in calendars comes the time when the teens of Rhode Island get a chance to pick the book they think is best they have read, from a list selected by teachers, public librarians, and school library media specialists. That’s right! It is election time for the 2016 Rhode Island Teen Book Award!

    Where can our teens in grades 7-12 vote? Well, they can do it in their schools and local public libraries. Interested schools and libraries can find a basic sample ballot that can be adapted for use on the Rhode Island Teen Book Award website at http://riteenbookaward.org/.

    Participating schools and libraries may accept teens' ballots. Remember, teens are only eligible to if they have read at least three titles from the nominee list. Voting results should be emailed to teenlibrarianbrandi@gmail.com.

    Results due by Monday, February 22nd at the latest.

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:16 PM | Anonymous
    The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) announces that the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Author Expo will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lincoln Mall.

    The Expo will feature over 100 published Rhode Island authors highlighted by Jon Land (Strong Light of Day), Claudine Pepin (Lets Cook French), Thomas Cobb (Darkness the Color of Snow) and Sean Faye Wolf (The Elementia Chronicles). Books on display from participating authors will be from a wide variety of genres including romance, mystery, horror, history, biography and children's. Hundreds of autographed books will be available for purchase and a list of all participating authors is posted on ARIA's website, www.RIAuthors.org/riexpo. Parking and admission to the event will be free.

    In addition to book signings, the expo will feature children’s story times and a variety of presentations.

    The Lincoln Mall is located at 622 George Washington Highway in Lincoln, conveniently located near the intersection of Route 146 and Route 295.

    The Rhode Island Authors Expo is co-sponsored by The GRC Bluebook, Pawtucket Credit Union, The Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE), Wakefield Books, DropCards and Cardi's.

    The Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization of local, published writers of both fiction and non-fiction committed to raising awareness of the outstanding written works crafted by writers in Rhode Island. More information about the group can be found on its website www.RIAuthors.org.
  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:41 AM | Anonymous
    Tuesday, January 05, 2016

    2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library 1 Memorial Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919


    Want to learn more about financial literacy programming and resources that are available in your community? The Office of Library and Information Services, the Rhode Island Library Association and the OLIS Multi-Type Reference Group are joining forces to assist librarians in developing and promoting financial education programs at libraries across the state.

    Meet representatives from financial organizations who have partnered with libraries during RILA's Money Smart Week and can offer resources and programming. This is a great opportunity to learn more about financial education programs your library may offer during Money Smart Week, which will take place April 23-30, 2016.

    Learn about the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) partnership with libraries. Printed resources will be available to libraries. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about the resources and programs available so that your library can join financial literacy awareness.

    Registration required

    Intended Audience:
    Library staff who coordinates Financial Literacy programming for all ages.

    In the event of cancellation due to weather, the make-up date is scheduled for January 26, 2-4 pm at the Mohr Library.

    For more information, please contact Lori DeCesare (JOH) or Chris Goldstein (WNS), co-chairs of the Financial Literacy Round Table

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    Please share this email with all of the library professionals you know!  The Rhode Island Library Association Conference Committee is now taking proposals for the 2016 conference on May 25th and 26th.  There are many ways to participate including lightening rounds, full presentations, digital poster sessions, and more.  We want to hear your ideas!

    This is a great opportunity to share your expertise, build your resume, and network with amazing librarians from New England!  This is the only Rhode Island conference that brings together public, academic, school, and special librarians.  We are looking for timely, high quality presentations by passionate presenters.  If this describes you, fill out a proposal today! For more information, visit our official conference page or email rilaconference@gmail.com.

    Proposals are due by Saturday, January 16.  Click here for the RFP.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:46 PM | Anonymous

    RILA Presents:
    Coloring Outside the Lines


    Wednesday May 25 & Thursday May 26, 2016 – Crowne Plaza, Warwick RI



    Join RILA as we present a bigger and more interactive conference experience.  Whether you are looking to be rejuvenated, inspired, or develop a particular skill, we will have something for you!  Connect with your colleagues from around the region and share what is working, what you want to grow, and how your library is making awesome things happen.  Plus, be sure not to miss out on an exciting after hours event on Wednesday evening for those who want to keep the party going!  



    We are now accepting proposals for the 2016 conference!  Do you have A conference app to help you plan your sessions, share your experience on social media, and more!

    ·         Fill out the proposal form HERE.

    ·         All submissions are due by




    ·         A conference app to help you plan your sessions, share your experience on social media, and more!

    ·         More vendors and exhibitors!

    ·         Digital Poster sessions available all day!

    ·         Members of any New England state library association or the regional New England Library Association (NELA) can register at the Rhode Island Member rate through the early bird deadline!


    About the Location

    The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings

    801 Greenwich Ave, Warwick, RI 02886
    (401) 732-6000


    This year’s location is seconds off of Rt. 95 and just 2 miles from T.F. Green Airport and the Amtrak/MBTA train station.  Ample free parking.  Dozens of shopping, entertainment, and restaurant opportunities are located within another 2 miles of the hotel.


    Amenities include an Italian restaurant and a library-style lounge with a fireplace. There's also an indoor pool, a fitness center and a business center, as well as 21 meeting rooms and free parking. Pets are permitted for a fee.


    Be sure to tell the hotel you are booking your room as a RILA participant for the best rate!



  • Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:26 AM | Anonymous

    OLIS is seeking a Library Program Specialist to serve as State Data Coordinator. The position also includes work in the area of library development.

    For further information, please visit the full job listing on the OLIS Jobline.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:52 PM | Anonymous
    Here is a bit of information about NERTCL. We plan the youth services sessions (about 8-9) at the NELA Annual Conference, including an author luncheon. We also plan a spring one-day standalone every other year. We are working on holding meet-ups as well. We would very much like to have a representative from every state. We try to hold our meetings in each state so that there is at least one meeting where the rep doesn't have to drive far. If you know anyone who would be interested in being our RI state rep, could you send them my or Kara's (kreiman@westbrook.me.us) information? 


"Rhode Island Library Association" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Rhode Island Library Association, P.O. Box 6765, Providence, RI 02940

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